Illusionarium – Read It and Rate It

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Illusionarium is a fantasy book that seems to take place in early 19th century England (though it isn’t stated). It’s so fast paced and well-written, you won’t want to put it down once you start reading. If you love books, this one is for you! If you don’t like reading much, try this one, and by the end … Read more

Ink and Bone – book review

Ink and Bone The Great Library #1 by Rachel Caine Fantasy Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) When Jess’ family sends him to train at the great Library of Alexandria, Jess is thrilled that he’ll be able to indulge in his passion for books and learning, though it puts him into conflict with his family’s shady business (which involves smuggling rare books and the black market). The training is difficult and … Read more

Girl from Everywhere – book review

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig Adventure Historical Fiction Romance Science Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Nix and her father are navigators – they can travel through space and time on their ship, The Temptation, if they have an accurate map which they’ve never used before. Captain Slate, Nix’s father, is desperate to find a way back to the time before his wife’s death – he’ll pay anything, do anything, for a … Read more

Return of Zita the Spacegirl – book review

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl Zita the Spacegirl #3 by Ben Hatke Adventure Graphic Novel Science Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Zita’s exploits seemed heroic, but now she’s being imprisoned for her crimes. Thrown into a dungeon and forced to work in the mines, she’s desperate to escape, but only if she can take her friends with her. A mysterious benefactor helps her break out and they have to work together to … Read more

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl – book review

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl Zita the Spacegirl #2 by Ben Hatke Adventure Graphic Novel Science Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Zita’s pretty much famous now that she’s saved a world from complete annihilation. But she’s not so comfortable being a superstar, so when a weird little look-alike robot shows up and starts impersonating her, Zita is glad for the break. But when the REAL Zita is ready to return, her doppelganger won’t … Read more

Zita the Spacegirl: Far from Home – book review

Far from Home Zita the Spacegirl #1 by Ben Hatke Adventure Graphic Novel Science Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Zita and her friend Joseph find a meteor crash site and within the meteor is a device with a big red button that Zita can’t resist pressing. It opens up a gate to another world and Joseph promptly gets sucked in. Zita follows him shortly thereafter, but discovers that Joseph has already been … Read more

Burning Midnight – book review

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh Science Fiction Suspense Thriller Young Adult * * * Stars (Pretty good) Spheres, marble-like objects, suddenly appeared all over the planet one day and people discovered that different colored spheres gave them different abilities, gained by “burning” two spheres of the same color. 17-year-old David Sullivan’s (Sully) claim to fame is being swindled by a billionaire who bought an ultra-rare sphere off him, only to cancel payment when it didn’t … Read more

Game Over – Read It and Rate It

Game Over MindWar #3 by Andrew Klavan Adventure Christian Science Fiction Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book especially caught my interest because it captured a supernatural fiction, suspense thriller and science fiction all in one. This book is number three of three in a trilogy. The book kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire story from the beginning to the end. Rick Dial is … Read more

School for Extraterrestrial Girls #1 – book review

Girl on Fire School for Extraterrestrial Girls #1 by Jeremy Whitley Graphic Novel Science Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Tara Smith has a very carefully regimented life and plans to keep her head down and get through high school so she can achieve her dreams of heading into space. But after missing her alarm one morning, her day snowballs out of control, culminating in her self-immolating, passing out, and waking up in the … Read more

Maximum Ride: Forever – Read It and Rate It

Maximum Ride: Forever Maximum Ride #9 by James Patterson Adventure Romance Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The Maximum Ride book “Forever” is the 9th book in the series. This book is about what happens after someone releases a virus and destroys the world with a bunch of “natural disasters.” Maximum and her flock (Fang, Angel, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, Dylan) try to find survivors and defeat the doctor that started … Read more